Ian McNabb & The Icicle Works confirmed as special guests for London O2 Forum

The Alarm.com is proud to announce that Ian McNabb and The Icicle Works are confirmed as special guests for the O2 Forum Kentish Town concert on May 26 2018.

Ian McNabb performed a storming set at last years Gathering and joined The Alarm onstage to perform a thrilling version of “Rockin’ In The Free World”, and more recently joined Mike at The Houses of Parliament in support of the Love Hope Strength donor drive.

“I’ve known Ian as a fan and as a friend for many years since first seeing him perform live when both The Icicle Works and The Alarm shared tour dates with The Pretenders on their US tour in 1984. I can vividly remember seeing Ian and the band at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Ian’s voice was so beautiful that night and he had the place transfixed from the moment he walked on stage, Meeting him backstage later, just added to the billing. Ian is a warm, witty, gentle, caring and dedicated person blessed with a profound talent and like many of the fans who attend both our shows, I can’t wait to see him performing with us in London”.


Mike Peters and The Alarm will host three very special ‘Bank Holiday Weekend’ concerts in May 2018 at the O2 ABC Glasgow on Friday May 4th, Holmfirth Picturedrome on Saturday May 5th and at London’s o2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday May 26th.

Tickets for all four concerts are on sale now:





Bank Holiday Weekenders

All of the ‘Bank Holiday Weekenders’ promise to be grand occasions with Mike Peters and the band aiming to pull out all the stops.

“I love occasions like this,” says lead singer Mike Peters. “One of my earliest known songs is called ‘Bank Holiday Weekend”, inspired by the fact that the bank holiday weekend has always been a special event for British people and so, to be able to play these shows when everyone is on a high, having time off work and making time to express themselves with family and friends, makes for a very special kind of atmosphere. Concerts at this time of year have the potential to bring out the best in both band and fans, creating the kind of ambience that everyone feeds off.  I’m looking forward to making these concerts something really special indeed.”

The ‘Bank Holiday Weekenders’ are likely to be the band’s only UK shows (apart from The Gathering & Festivals), in 2018.

The official in store and online release of Blood Red Viral Black is due for early 2018 when The Alarm have a March concert tour across mainland Europe with Irish Dates set for April.

The Bank Holiday Weekenders will bookend both US Gatherings in New York and Los Angeles before the band return to North America for another marathon summer tour with other parts of the globe to follow.

Stay tuned for more details soon…..

Photo Credit: Stuart Ling 2017